Family Volutomitridae Gray 1854 (snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Volutomitridae

Parent taxon: Muricoidea according to J. A. Todd 2001

See also Beesley 1998, Bouchet et al. 2005 and Ponder and Warén 1988

Sister taxa: Babyloniidae, Coralliophilidae, Costellariidae, Cystiscidae, Fulgerca, Harpidae, Marginellidae, Mitracea, Mitridae, Muricidae, Pholidotomidae, Pleioptygmatidae, Purpurellidae, Rachiglossa, Strepsiduridae, Taurasinae, Tudiclidae, Turbinellidae, Volutidae

Subtaxa: Microvoluta Neoimbricaria Peculator Proximitra Volutomitra Waimatea

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Ireland (1 collection), New Zealand (1)

• Pliocene of Fiji (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (7), New Zealand (12), Panama (2)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Oligocene of New Zealand (5)

• Eocene of New Zealand (5), United States (1: California)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Australia (1)

• Paleocene of Australia (2)

Total: 39 collections including 59 occurrences

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